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The Public Law Section Executive Committee is pleased to announce our new members and officers. Jeremy AvilaSanta Clara County Counsel’s Office Ryan HarrisonLozano Smith LLP Nick NorvellBest Best and Kreiger Clarisa SudarmaSolano County Counsel’s Office Chris WhitmanSan Francisco City Attorney’s Office Alex Calero, ChairDepartment of Business Oversight Caroline Fowler, Co-Vice Chair of Education Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office Christine Wood, Co-Vice Chair of Education Best Best and Kreiger Eugene Park, Vice Chair of Publications Port of Oakland Katherine Cook, Secretary… Read more
The Public Law Section is hosting a reception at the Annual Meeting to honor the Public Lawyer of the Year. The reception will be held on Friday, October 11, 2019, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Bonzai room at the Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey, California. More Info Read more
Don’t miss the Public Law Section’s education program offerings at the 2019 Annual Meeting. For more info, including how to register, click here! Read more
The Public Law Section is now accepting applications for section members who would like to join the Public Law Section’s Executive Committee. Help promote the practice of public law through the section’s work on publications, continuing education and other projects! Read more
The Public Law Section is now soliciting nominations for the 2019 Ronald M. George Public Lawyer of the Year Award. Every year, the Public Law Section presents this award to recognize a public law practitioner who has provided outstanding service to the public and possesses an exemplary reputation in the legal community and the highest ethical standards. Read more
The Summer/Fall 2019 issue of the Public Law Journal has been mailed to section members and will be available on the California Lawyers Association website soon. This edition features articles on Inverse Condemnation and Public Water Systems, Bruce Reed Goodmiller - Public Lawyer of the Year for 2018, and litigation and case law updates. The issue also includes a CLE self-study article on the First Amendment. Read more
The Executive Committee of the Public Law Section regularly hosts webinars on topics, events, and developments in the law pertinent to those who work for, and advise, public entities in California. If you are interested in hosting a webinar discussion, please contact Nikki Smith ( with the subject “Webinar.” Read more
The CLA is offering a complimentary on-demand CLE program for the month of April. It is the 2015 Public Records Conference program entitled Ethical Issues Related to Open Government Law. Click here to view the program. Read more
The Public Law Journal is currently accepting article submissions. The article deadline for the Spring 2019 edition is March 31, 2019. Read more
PLS is seeking submissions from law students for the PLS Student Writing Competition. PLS will present the winner with an award at the Public Lawyer of the Year Reception in October. Law students can submit a 2000-3000 word article about any public law topic. The winner will receive $2000 and have their article published in the PLS Journal. Read more

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